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03/18

Oak Brook, IL Wedding Photographer Ranks 6 In World

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman, of Oak Brook, IL Ranks 6 In World

You can imagine her surprise as Allusion Photography’s very own, Sherry Hagerman, opened up “The Best Of 2017 Photographers Book” to find out she has ranked #6 in the world! “It was an amazing surprise. I have won several awards through the years regarding my wedding photography but had no idea that this was waiting for me.”

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman Of Oak Brook IL Ranks 6 In World

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman top wedding photographer, Oak Brook IL

Sherry Hagerman of Allusion Photography began her wedding photography company fifteen years ago. With a fresh start and two small boys, she knew she was aware of the risks and dangers of starting a new business with no safety net. All of her hard work and dedication paid off in early 2018 as she is now ranked the number six top  photographer in the world out of 170,000 photographers.  https://oneeyeland.com/book/best-of-the-best-photographers-2017/sherry-hagerman

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“When I opened Allusion Photography in 2005 most small photography companies were closing due to the financial crisis. I had no option but to make this work for my children.” Sherry (not looking toward failure but only for success) began seeking out some of the best mentors in the industry. She spent most of her money and time learning from some of the top photographers and business people.

“I started looking for mentors that I could learn from. I would attend conventions and breath in as much information not only about photography but also how to run my business.”

Allusion Photography ranks #6 in World, Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer, Sherry Hagerman Ranks #6 Photographer In The World

Allusion Photography has continued to be a 5 star company and prides their success on the remarkable care they give to each and every client. “This day only comes once for my clients, they deserve the best treatment along with the best memories.”  http://allusionphotography.com/gallery/wedding-photography-gallery/

Sherry is a strong believer in giving back to her community. She teaches over 30,000 wedding photographers a year how to run their business and photograph weddings properly across the United States.

In 2008, Allusion Photography and Sherry Hagerman won her first award as “Best In The Midwest” by The Knot.  She has since won this same award every year for the last 10 years. For the past two years, Allusion Photography was awarded “Best In The United States” for excellence in wedding photography and customer service.  This year Allusion was ranked #6 in the Nation by One Eyeland, the number one source for famous photography. http://allusionphotography.com/about/

According to One Eyeland they started with, “170,00 submissions. We filtered out the work and distilled it down to 155 spectacular shots clicked by 94 stellar photographers from across the globe.”  https://oneeyeland.com/book/best-of-the-best-photographers-2017

Allusion Photography is currently rated as one of the top wedding photography companies in the Midwest. http://www.allusionphotography.com                                                                                1010 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523                                                                                              630.560.5684

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02/16

Do you know how to choose your bridesmaids for your wedding?

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Choosing the wedding party is one of the most important Big Day-related tasks. While most brides-to-be have many friends, making the choice for the bridal party can honestly be a daunting ordeal.

How to choose your bridesmaids? How to make sure nobody’s feelings get hurt? Even more, how to make sure the ladies standing by your side at the altar are happy? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Whatever you do, remember that this is your Not your mom’s, not his aunt’s and definitely not your sister’s. It is your wedding and you choose who your bridesmaids are. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do when it comes to this.
  • You might actually want to include in-laws. Yes, you read that right. You may not be very close to them right now, but you will be. Soon enough, they will be part of your family and you will be part of theirs. And while friends may move to other states and relationships may cool, family will always be there – including in-laws. Start on the right foot by including your future sister(s)-in-law in the wedding party.
  • Also, you might not be able to include everyone you want. We mean this. You may have lots of friends who might not make it to the wedding party, but that doesn’t mean you cannot assign them important tasks for the Big Day. Some of them may play a song or have a reading during your wedding ceremony or reception. Others may have a beautiful toast to dedicate to you and your spouse. Whatever you choose for them, it will surely make them feel really special in your life!

Searching for a talented photographer to capture your Big Day’s most beautiful moments? Contact Allusion Photography and we guarantee you will not regret having chosen our services!

01/16

Now that you are engaged, the wedding planning begins! Make a checklist to keep yourself on track

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Getting engaged is such an exciting and special moment in your life! More than anything though, your engagement marks the beginning of the wedding planning – so you will definitely want to start as soon as possible.

What are some of the first things to consider? What are some professional wedding planning tips you should remember throughout the entire process? Read on and find out more.

  • Creating a budget is extremely important. But what is even more important than that is sticking to it. Be realistic about your budget, allow some extra for the potential changes and never rush into making a purchase. Also, maximize your wedding savings by creating a credit card to use just for the wedding expenses. This way, you can use the rewards or travel miles on your credit card to have an amazing honeymoon.
  • Be careful with your guest list. The easiest way to save big money on a wedding is by cutting down the guest list. It might be difficult and it might be awkward, but in the end, people will understand your reasons. Furthermore, remember that there’s always the option of not allowing plus-ones (unless they are your guests’ spouses or long-term partners). You can also have a dinner guest list and a party guest list. Your party guests will arrive after the meal has been served.
  • Be down-to-earth when it comes to your time. Whether you like it or not, you don’t have all the time in the world. You are most likely working on a pretty tight deadline. Thus, being fully realistic about your expectations and how much you can do in a short amount of time is extremely important. Take a good look at your to-do list and, if you feel that you are running out of time, cut off some of those not-so-important tasks (such as baking cookies for the welcome bags, for example). Consult with your photographer. A great and professional photographer should be able to direct you in a timeline that will fit your needs.

Allusion Photography can help you capture the grandeur and beauty of your big day, so if you’re still on the lookout for the perfect photographer, give us a call and let’s talk about it! We promise not to disappoint you in any way!

01/16

Being prepared by knowing what no one tells you about taking wedding photos will assist you on your big day!

 

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Your wedding day is such a special event in your life that capturing its candid and beautiful moments is a “must” regardless of what type of wedding you want to have.

 

Therefore, it is highly important that you properly prepare yourself for the wedding photo shoot. How to do it, though? Here some of the things that nobody tells you about taking wedding photos.

 

Read on and find out more.

 

  • It is important to talk to your photographer about the types of photos you want as there are many different types that can be taken. Your photographer however will be able to offer guidance and input on the great photography styles and poses which will make for your gorgeous photos!

 

  • You will smile so much that it will start aching. Be sure to take a break in between photos and relax your face muscles. You want this to be a happy moment and not something you associate with pain.

 

  • Your photos will not be ready immediately after the wedding. It might take some time for your photographer to carefully select, edit and enhance every photo from your event. Also, making your photo album may take a bit longer as well. Keep in mind that this time taken will only enhance the beauty of your final products.

 

  • Budgeting for a photographer can be quite hard. Choosing a photographer will be much about the “feeling” you get from his/her work, the products they offer as well as the experience they can provide. Be prepared to allow a small cushion in case you fall in love with someone who’s a little more expensive than what you originally had in mind.

 

Still searching for a fabulous, talented and dedicated photographer for your Big Day? The award winning company Allusion Photography proudly serves the area of Illinois – so if your wedding is here, give us a call as soon as possible! We will make sure your wedding pictures truly capture the emotion, beauty and elegance of this most important day in your life!

01/16

Don’t miss out on these currently hot photo trends for your big day!

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Your wedding is an amazingly special moment in your life – and you want its most special aspects to be perfectly captured in the beautiful wedding photos. This possibly means you are more than interested in the hottest photo trends of the moment – and if that is so, you have come to the right place. We have gathered some of the popular trends in wedding photography today – so read on, and see if you would like to incorporate them in your wedding day too.
Bridal portraits: If you don’t want to rush for your bridal portrait, you can actually choose to schedule it before the wedding day. This is a great option, especially if you would like to see how your dress, hairstyle and makeup look when they are all put together.
Day-after photo shoots: Likewise, if you don’t want to rush through your wedding photos, you can also ask your photographer to schedule a day-after photo shooting. This will give you and your spouse plenty of time to get ready and do as many double-shots as you want to, so that everything is absolutely flawless in your wedding pictures. Make sure to ask your photographer if there is an extra cost for this option.
Father-daughter first look: Have your father see you when you are ready to walk down the aisle and ask your photographer to capture the moment. This is bound to be an amazingly emotional photo shoot, so it will surely look amazing!
Social Media: Because Facebook, Instagram and the other Social Media networks have become a routine part of our daily lives, many brides choose to incorporate them in their wedding too. Create a special hashtag for your wedding and your guests will definitely enjoy the idea.

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Searching for a talented and creative photographer in Illinois? Contact Allusion Photography and let’s talk about your engagement and/or wedding pictures! We guarantee you will not regret having chosen our services! www.allusionphotography.com

01/16

If you are on the fence about having engagement photos taken, don’t be, they are a must!

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Undoubtedly, getting engaged is a huge moment in your life. If you have yet to decide whether or not you should take engagement photos, you should definitely know they are a must. Why is it so important to have a special engagement shoot? Here are some of the reasons you might consider:

  • Having an engagement photo shoot will help you know your photographer or company. This way, you will not be nervous about the wedding photos, because you will know exactly how your photographer works and what you can expect from him/her.

 

  • Having a professional engagement shoot can also help you settle on the best makeup and hair style too. Scheduling these before the actual wedding will allow you to see exactly how they look on you (so that you have plenty of time to decide if you would like to keep everything this way or change something about you look). Plus, it would be nice to wear professional makeup and have your hair professionally done for the engagement photos, right?

 

  • Your engagement photos can be really fun and creative, so you will definitely not want to miss out on this pre-wedding experience. What’s more, you can use the engagement photos for your Save the Date cards and/or wedding invitations too. Sure, this depends on what type of wedding stationery you want, but it is still an option to consider.

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Searching for an amazingly talented and creative photographer in Illinois? Allusion Photography is what you need! Come visit our site, take a look at our previous work and let’s have a discussion about your favorite types of photos! We guarantee the most beautiful moments at your wedding will be candidly captured by our experienced hands! www.allusionphotography.com.